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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 6, 2010 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polling Day un the U.K.

Call me cynical but...

May I refer you to...words by Hunter or Barlow?

http://www.whitegum.com/~acsa/songfile/SHITHAPP.HTM

or this old chestnut by the Bonzos

No Matter Who You Vote For,
The Government Always Gets In (Innes/Stanshall)

"BONNGGGG
Preside!
Hear, hear, hear!
Might I remind you...
Say it...
Order!
Might I remind you...
(Heigh ho!)
No!
OOORDERRRR!!!

Noises on the radio
Megaphones on cars
Sermons from the Street of Shame
Know-it-alls in bars
Posters in suburbia
Experts on t.v.
Don't let them disturb-i-ya
They're just the powers that be

Heigh ho!
Don't worry
Nobody can win
(Heigh ho! Heigh ho!)
No matter who you vote for, the government always gets in!

Heigh ho!

riiiiinnng!!! (yaaaawn)
Oh, great, great slumbering nation cock-a-doodle-doo!
Awake! Set yourself free!
Oh, smell the comforting bacon
Taste the bromide tea
sluuuuurrrrp aahhh!
An' give a little chirrup as I ladle on the syrup
Promises are cheap
Let me bear your crosses
Make me Boss of Bosses
Then you go back to sleep! ha ha ha...

Men have dreams of a finer place
Incorruptible Shangri-la
Women too have their Shangri-Las
Shangri-La la la!

See them in the public eye
Oozing oily charm
Hear them all personify
Down on Animal Farm oink oink moooo!!
Dog eat dog, not cock and bull
Isms are the game
Ism this and ism that
Ism it a shame?

Heigh ho!
Don't worry
Nobody can win
(Heigh ho! Heigh ho!)
No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in
gobble gobble gobble

Heigh ho!
Don't worry
Pop your cross in the bin
(Heigh ho! Heigh ho!)
No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in"


Heigh ho High ho'
its off to lurk I go...

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Poster: snori Date: May 6, 2010 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polling Day un the U.K.

OK, you're cynical. Neil Innes finest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JTy_YkoJi8&;feature=related

Viv Stanshall would have been a more convincing leader than Cameron though.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 6, 2010 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polling Day un the U.K.

Viv would be better than anyone ! The Bonzo Dog Band are one of the most under-appreciated bands in music history .

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Poster: snori Date: May 6, 2010 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polling Day un the U.K.

This is true ! I've tried to explain this to our U.S. cousins here, and even those who enjoy Monty Python are somehow immune to works of genius such as 'My pink half of the drainpipe' or 'Mr Apollo'.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 6, 2010 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Polling Day un the U.K.

It' odd, I have had the same problem . You figure that some one who likes Python, and the Beatles would get the Bonzos .(though their humor is more Palin, than Clesse i.e. more the "fish slapping dance", than the "parrot sketch")
Love "My Pink Half of the Drainpipe", now that would have been a great Python skit . There are so many delectably weird moments in their songs, I was just thinking about in the beginning of "We Are Normal", you can hear someone say in the background " He's like a rabbit,he's got a head on him like a rabbit ".